The Maternal & Child Health (MCH) program, which is run in partnership with ARMMAN’s mMitra project, works around the year to reach out to pregnant and nursing mothers in the most disadvantaged sections of the northern part of the city. For this, the Aarogyasakhis (Community Outreach team comprising of Preschool teachers and assistants) stay in constant touch with the community women on a regular basis as also conduct community outreach activities to reach out to as many pregnant and nursing women as possible.
One such interactive session was recently organised by the MCH and ARMMAN team in the tribal area of Saibangoda for the women of the local tribe. The session included introduction to the aims and objectives of the MCH program, followed by stress on the importance of early registrations. This was the main focus of this awareness session with the women since early registration, that is registering with MCH during the early stage of pregnancy will ensure that appropriate and important information for self and foetus healthcare is dissemination that can help prevent miscarriages and unsafe pregnancy.
The response to the session was received with great interest from the women of the community, with a very active Question-Answer session at the end. And it is response like this that is very motivating for our team to work harder for the citizens of the slum communities of our city.